Mayor's personal ‘thank you’ to voluntary groups

More than 30 voluntary groups and organisations have been invited to a presentation evening on Friday, March 15, to celebrate their achievements with Telford & Wrekin Mayor Councillor Raj Mehta.

Councillor Mehta’s charity ‘Building Bridges – Bringing Communities Together’ has raised in excess of £10,000 during his year in office.

The evening will provide him with an opportunity to individually thank many of the community groups and volunteers for the work they have been doing. 

From the group that supports swimmers to get fit after surgery to Horsehay Youth Group, various organisations from across Telford and Wrekin applied for the fund and were allocated grants valued at £250 or £500 while others were awarded a grant based on committee decisions. 

The grants will support voluntary organisations undertaking charitable activities within the Borough of Telford and Wrekin primarily focused on social needs, the disadvantaged or deprived.

Councillor Raj Mehta said: "This event is going to be wonderful as I’ll be meeting the individuals in our community who are striving for the same things as me – bridging gaps, supporting each other and working together to build an even better future. 

"There are so many people doing great things day in, day out and this will be an opportunity to say ‘thank you’, put them in the spotlight and highlight the great work they are doing for all sorts of people. 

The full list of successful applicants is as follows: 

  • Coffee & Chat 
  • CAP Telford Debt Centre 
  • Lawley Village Youth Group
  • Lilleshall Monumental Race Committee 
  • Madeley Cricket Club 
  • Swimming After Surgery 
  • Shropshire RCC 
  • St Leonard’s Church, Malinslee 
  • Telford African & Afro-Caribbean Resource Centre 
  • Telford Concert Band 
  • Telford Youth Fellowship 
  • Telfordaires 
  • Shawbirch Wellbeing Carers Group
  • Telford & Wrekin Parkinsons Support Group 
  • Telford & Wrekin Arthritis Support Group 
  • Wrekin Riders BMX Club  
  • Horsehay Bowls Club 
  • Lawley Bank Court Residents Association
  • Horsehay Youth Group 
  • Horsehay Village Hall 
  • The Children’s Society  
  • The Exotic Zoo 
  • The Holly Project (YMCA Wellington & District) 
  • Telford Crisis Support 
  • Telford Young Carers  
  • Donnington Community Hub
  • Sutton Hill Community Trust  
  • Park Lane Centre
  • Brookside Big Local 
  • STAY 
  • Maninplace  
  • The Hot Water Bottle Network 

For further information contact the mayor’s office by emailing mayor@telford.gov.uk or call 01952 380110.

Pictured: Betty Jenkinson with the Mayor of Telford & Wrekin being thanked for her tireless work helping people living with breast cancer.




Date: 14 March 2019 | Source: Telford Council

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